Directory Celebrants in Christchurch
You can have the romantic wedding of your dreams.
Traditional, Celtic, Spiritual, Polynesian or Oriental. You can have prayers, poems and readings - indoors or out in the Sunshine. You can also have Handfasting and Jump the Broomstick if that is what you would like. I’m an Irish New Zealander and I love the flexibility NZ law allows.
My Job: During the ceremony it’s my job to ensure that together you are at your very best - smiling, relaxed and in-the-moment. It’s also my job to see that your guests are relaxed, happy and enthralled by a ceremony they are part of. When we meet we can talk about this and why it shows in my reviews and why it will show in the photographs of your wedding.
Wedding Emcee: Let your friends relax and enjoy your wedding reception while I act as your Emcee for that special occasion. Visiting NZ: I can make most of the arrangements and many of my weddings are arranged via Skype.
Registry style: Budget? Have a fun but ‘Registry Office style’ wedding at my home on the hills overlooking Christchurch.
Destination Wedding: There are some very special places in New Zealand and I’m happy to travel to the one you choose.
Kate and Jason said: Sean was amazing, we would recommend him to anyone, easy to deal with & he helped everyone relax, especially Jason and the groomsmen.
Leonie & Dena said: Sean brought solemnity, humour and joy to our nuptials. He included our UK friends who Skyped into the ceremony at 3:30 am!
Dena Cowen said: We recently celebrated our third wedding anniversary and the greatest memories from the day (and not just from us) were the food, the music and Sean!
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When we met Sean for the first time we instantly knew he was the right celebrant for us!
Sean was amazing from start to finish, We came over from the UK so although we only had a few opportunities to meet face to face and the rest was done via Skype. No matter what form our chats took he always made us both us feel at ease and was so helpful in making sure that the ceremony was how we wanted it.
We were both a bit nervous about writing and saying our vows but thanks to Sean tips and experience he calmed those nerves and helped make the whole process fun and enjoyable!
On our Wedding day he was very professional and funny which helped make our guests feel really comfortable and part of the wedding.
We would highly recommend Sean to anyone planning on getting married
Wedding Date: February 16, 2018
We had the most fantastic ceremony thanks to Sean! We wanted a relaxed day and he certainly delivered. Not only was he professional on the day but he warmed the crowd incredibly well, took everything in his stride and his organisations skills and willingness to assist us before, during and after the day were all very much appreciated. We highly recommend this gentleman!
Wedding Date: February 10, 2018
Sean was a amazing choice for our special day. He had a calming nature very helpful and respectful of our day.
We loved how he encouraged our unique informal ceremony .
Would recommend highly .
Wedding Date: December 23, 2017
We were so thrilled to have Sean as our celebrant! He is so organised and ensures everything runs smoothly. He was so helpful leading up to the day and nothing was a problem. Our ceremony was so relaxed which was exactly what we wanted and everyone commented on how funny Sean was!
Wedding Date: January 4, 2018
We met Sean for the first time and instantly knew he was the right celebrant for us.
He was warm and friendly, funny but knowledgeable and he put us both at ease over the whole wedding ceremony ‘stress’.
We had 3 kids (2 under 5), as a big part of our ceremony and Sean made them feel special, relaxed and confident enough to enjoy their roles and make our day extra perfect.
Our ceremony was lighthearted and romantic and we had so many comments on our awesome celebrant.
We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Sean to anyone.
Thanks for helping make our day beautiful Sean xxx
Wedding Date: February 17, 2018
We were thrilled to have Sean as our celebrant. He is extremely organised and always willing to go an extra mile to help us. He always made us feel relaxed and comfterble. Thank you Sean for being our celebrant, you were fantastic!!
Highly recommend Sean to others that are looking for a celebrant.
Kate and Johan Isaks
Wedding Date: January 5, 2018
Sean was amazing from start to finish, We came out from Australia so most of our contact was done through Skype.
He was very professional and made our guests feel really comfortable and part of the wedding.
He also put us at ease, so we weren’t as nervous during the ceremony. Sean is so helpful when it came to our vows and what kind of ceremony we were after.
Wedding Date: January 21, 2018
The bride and I had only a foggy idea what we were doing and were probably a bit too casual about our wedding planning. Sean provided a safe pair of hands to guide us through our preparations and on the day itself. His experience in the job was very helpful. We also received positive feedback from guests about his role in the ceremony itself. You won’t go wrong if you choose Sean as your celebrant.
Wedding Date: December 28, 2017
For myself and my partner Sean was everything we could have wanted in a celebrant -
He was a wonderful element to what was a small, informal wedding on the beach. By greeting the guests at the start and making everyone feel at ease with his fantastic sense of humor, he set a precedent for what was to be (for us) an incredibly special ceremony. Neither myself or my partner are ones for being the center of attention, and Sean was able to judge in the moment and involve others to make us feel more relaxed. We genuinely couldn’t have asked for anyone better.
Wedding Date: December 23, 2017
The first time we met Sean, I knew he would be perfect for our big day!
Being fairly relaxed people (though I can certainly be very picky about certain things) Sean was brilliant to work with. He made it clear that he was available to us if we had any questions or if we needed to meet again and discuss anything.
He made the day fun and memorable and I would not hesitate to recommend him if you are looking for someone with an amazing sense of humour and an ability to get people to relax and enjoy!
Thank you so much Sean! Mr and Mrs Neho xx
Wedding Date: December 1, 2017
From our fist Skype chat with Sean we new we had made the right choice of Celebrant for our wedding.
Organising a wedding from overseas was tricky, but Sean put us at ease with his sense of humour and years of exerience in the industry. He also has the ability to entertain our guests effortlessly whilst the bride ran a little late!
Moving on we’ve had nothing but glowing reviews from all of our guests still talking about Sean nearly a month on from our wedding day!
We highly reccomend Sean to any couples wishing to marry. We were extremly happy and know you will be too!
Wedding Date: November 19, 2017
Throughout our whole wedding experience Sean was a great help, we met up several times in the lead up to the wedding, and he was awsome for supplying vital information relevant to the day, and also how the day in general was going to go down.
Sean definitely put confidence in me regarding the entire ceremony, on the day helped out those who weren’t sure if their role, and ensured that the day flowed smoothly.
Overall Sean was a brilliant and flexible celebrant and although I hope I never have to get married again, would use him for sure.
Wedding Date: October 14, 2017
Was the best wedding ever. Sean made it calm and relaxing and bought life to the whole event. Thank you for everything and helping me through my melt down. Highly recommend
Wedding Date: October 28, 2017
We could not have been more delighted with Sean as a celebrant for our wedding. It was second time around for us both and Sean helped us create a special and intimate ceremony tailored just for us. He was utterly professional in every respect and had great ideas for readings and vows. We appreciated the suggestions he made about how to ensure all immediate family members had a role to play on the day. His sense of humour meant that our guests enjoyed a chuckle while they waited for the bride, yet he was serious and formal when the moment was needed. During the ceremony he had the wonderful skill of making everyone feel a part of the occasion. Although we are an older couple, we both appreciated his directions and helpful tips (eg where to stand and how to walk down the aisle). It gave us a sense of security on a day where we wanted things to go well. We have no hesitation in recommending Sean to any couple contemplating a wedding. He was an excellent choice for celebrant.
Wedding Date: October 7, 2017
Sean was a delight. He made everything so relaxed and easy, but kept it fun. He met with us on a number of occasions leading up to the big day, where he talked through everything step by step and we felt confident that it would run smoothly.
He was very respectful of our wants and needs and allowed us to create our own unique ceremony whilst still keeping the required legality.
I can not recommend Sean enough, he certainly helped us make our day super soecial
Wedding Date: August 26, 2017
Sean was a fabulous celebrant. Great communication and instruction leading up to the wedding - which was greatly appreciated as we organised the entire wedding outside of NZ.
Sean was understanding of the unique manner in which we wanted to run our ceremony and made the day fun and great for all the guests.
I would recommend Sean in a heartbeat and am extremely grateful he was a memorable part of our wedding day.
Wedding Date: June 24, 2017
My husband and I recently got married and it was such a perfect day. Sean Joyce was our celebrant and we feel as though he really contributed to providing the best ceremony.
We met with Sean a few times throughout the whole process. He was always keen to meet up, was very efficient, professional, very informative and experienced. He also did a very good job at keeping everyone in line at the rehearsal and advising what they need to do.
Before our ceremony started, Sean was keeping my husband’s nerves down by showing his great sense of humor to him and our guests before my bridal party and I arrived.
Sean, thank you so much for being our celebrant on such an important and special day of our lives. We will definitely be recommending you.
Marie and Nick Hurst
Wedding Date: April 7, 2017
We chose Sean to be our celebrant. What a great decision that was. Sean was patient, insightful, experienced, and he has a great sense of humor.
Sean sat down with us and walked us through the whole process (numerous times), advised us of what to do (and sometimes what not to do), and made us feel calm and at ease on the day.
I would recommend Sean highly to be your marriage celebrant.
Wedding Date: February 25, 2017
We knew Sean was perfect from our first meeting with his wonderful sense of humour, love and passion for his work, and amazing Irish accent! He endlessly helpful assisting us in planning our ceremony, choosing readings, and didn’t bat an eye even when we changed our plans 100 times. On the day, Sean put everyone at ease and conducted the ceremony with warmth, professionalism and just the right amount of humour. We had so many comments afterwards how fantastic he was and we’re only sorry he couldn’t have stayed for the reception! Thank you Sean for being such a huge part of our wedding - it was the best day of our lives and you made it just perfect Highly highly recommended.
Wedding Date: February 20, 2017
if your searching for a marriage celebrant for your wedding, look no further. Sean Joyce is the man for the job. He made our wedding so special and we can’t thank him enough. Sean put us at ease from the first meeting we had with him. He has an amazing sense of humour, a lovely Irish accent, is sincere and goes that extra mile to make your wedding ceremony special. He offers fantastic advise and makes the whole planning process simple. His professionalism,wit and charm was the icing on the cake.
Sean, Murray and I cannot Thank you enough for making our ceremony so beautiful.x
Wedding Date: January 14, 2017
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